The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
From the Critics
From RT Users Like You!
The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
It's a slick look at the former first lady, out of the White House and carving out her life post-politics, but it's as polished and smoothed out as a campaign ad. It's a warm latte, delivered to you in your favorite mug.
Even with its flaws, Becoming is a compelling documentary, offering a carefully revealing look at a whip smart, ferociously practical woman trying to understand how her historic time in the White House changed herself, her family and the nation.
It doesn't feel like it's laying the groundwork for a future campaign from its subject, not matter how adored it makes her look. Instead, it's more of an insistent feature-length case for the family having done, and given, enough.
[I]t's an intimate portrait of a public figure, and one of its strengths is showing how comfortable, confident, and inspiring Obama has become now that she's free to be herself instead of the wife of the leader of the free world.
To her credit, Michelle Obama doesn't come across as complaining about her reality; rather, it's as if she's able to step outside herself and witness the strangeness of an existence where "the entire attention of everything is you" from a bird's-eye view.
"Becoming" is most memorable, however, as a chronicle of Obama's interactions with the public, who stand in line for hours to get their copies of "Becoming" signed and, in turn, receive more than just a nod.
Michelle Obama's story is her story and she tells it well, peppering in the lessons that structure the book - usually messages about embracing her background, finding her voice and the responsibility to use this platform that she never wanted.